Gregoire Melin's Kinology has rolled out major territory sales on "Emergo," the latest genre pic from Rodrigo Cortes and Adrian Guerra, the team behind "Buried" and "Red Lights."
Ron Howard's racing drama "Rush" has been snapped up by StudioCanal for U.K. distribution.
Rolling off "The Artist," French thesp Jean Dujardin will star opposite Cecile de France ("Hereafter") in Eric Rochant's thriller-romance, "Mobius."
Quebecois scribe-helmer Philippe Falardeau's drama hit "Monsieur Lazhar" has been acquired by New Select and Zazie Films for distribution in Japan.
Dimitri Stephanides' WTF has acquired international sales rights to "The Bleeding House" and "Chop."
Gaul's MK2 has pre-sold Marion Laine's drama romance "A Monkey on My Shoulder" and Abbas Kiarostami's "The End" to Wild Bunch Benelux.
competing against heavyweights like "The Help" and "The Adventures of Tintin" at the French box office with a local pic about cops working in a child-protection agency may seem like a bad marketing…
Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta Industries, one of Gaul's biggest post-production and vfx facilities groups, has been placed under Gaul's equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by a French court.
While Hollywood tentpoles dominated the French box office once again in 2011, it was a good year for mainstream French comedies, high-profile American indies and a handful of arthouse sleepers hits.
It's amazing what winning the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival can do for one's career.